Dodgers start Randy Wolf, LHP (8-4, 4.06) vs. Kelvim Escobar, RHP (7-3, 2.89).
Dodgers: 39-29 (2nd place NL West, 0.5 GB, L1)
Angels: 43-26 (1st place AL West, 5.0 GA, W1)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Wolf encountered his usual first-inning struggles against the Mets, but he got back on track with his off-speed pitches and kept the Dodgers close enough to mount a comeback for a 5-3 victory. Signed on the rebound from Tommy John elbow surgery, Wolf has emerged as the best pick-up from the last off-season.
Angels: Escobar's run of superlative pitching continued with a career-high 14 strikeouts in six innings against the Reds on Tuesday night in Cincinnati. The Reds bunched three of their five hits in the fourth inning, producing three runs, and Escobar did not figure in the decision. He walked only one in his dominating performance, mixing his mid-90s fastball with a devastating splitter along with a curve, slider and change. Escobar beat the Dodgers with three shutout innings, giving up three hits, this year at Angel Stadium and is 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA in three career games against the Dodgers. He is making his Dodger Stadium debut.
From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup: